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Hello, Mountainrunner, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.

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You have the same name as a website that you edited the links of, are you associated with it in any way? shoy (reactions) 18:53, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
 
There have been two problems with this account: the account has been used for advertising or promotion, which is contrary to the purpose of Wikipedia, and your username indicates that the account represents a business or other organisation or group or a web site, which is also against policy, as an account must be for just one person. Because of those problems, the account has been blocked indefinitely from editing. Additionally, if you receive, or expect to receive, compensation for your contributions to Wikipedia, you must disclose who is paying you to edit.

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

The block should be removed. The block was made in error. A reader of the page reached DM'd me on Twitter to say a link to my blog from the Wikipedia page in question was not working. I fixed the URL by removing the ".html" from the URL. I did not insert the citation or modify in any way other than to make the citation -- that someone else put in -- functional. And for the record, I do not know why I would have received other notices of advertising. mountainrunner (talk) 08:46, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Decline reason:

You forgot to pick a new username and you forgot to show us where you declared your conflict of interest. Yamla (talk) 10:38, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

We can ask Alexf but I think the main issue is your username, which cannot be that of a website or organization per the username policy. While you were not "advertising" per se, you were editing about what seems to be your website, which is a conflict of interest; and if you derive income from your website in any way, you would need to declare that paid relationship. 331dot (talk) 09:41, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

The user refers to a website: http://mountainrunner.us - which matches the user name. Clear violation of the rules (username, conflict of interest, and undeclared paid advertising). -- Alexf(talk) 11:45, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
 
This user's request to be unblocked to request a change in username has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

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Requested username:

Request reason:

I have this username not for advertising but for clarity. And no, there is no income derived from the website. I review of the site, including through the WayBackMachine, will reveal there are no ads and never were ads, nor sales of any kind. True, about ten years ago I ran some executive training sessions in Washington, DC, which were noted on the blog, but nothing even resembling that since 2010 (or earlier). So, no conflict of interest or paid relationship matters here. And for the edit, again to be crystal clear: I fixed a link someone else had placed on the entry. I did not place it, I just modified it to make it work (by removing the .html). It seems rather clear that there was no self-dealing here. I will change, or create, my username accordingly. mountainrunner (talk) 11:07, 13 September 2019 (UTC) Because of the block, I cannot create a new user. So again, I request the removal of the block. mountainrunner (talk) 11:09, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Accept reason:

The username is changed, fixing broken links is explicitly permitted per WP:COIU, and the statement that there's no paid editing is credible since the website in question is a personal blog. Welcome back. Huon (talk) 19:12, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.

I've merged your requests, as you only need one open request. Subsequent comments should be standard, unformatted comments. To propose a new username, please replace the open unblock request with the template specified in the block notice for proposing a new username and simultaneously requesting unblock. You do have a conflict of interest if it is your website. 331dot (talk) 11:11, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Again, how about a new name of 54SquallingSorrel ? mountainrunner (talk) 12:15, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

That is too similar to an existing username; please choose something else. Please remove the words 'orangekang' in the request above(which I altered to the proper request template) and replace them with your new choice. 331dot (talk) 12:23, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
That's the point of the block. I've said how you can propose a new username, above. 331dot (talk) 13:48, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
  • I've renamed your account from Mountainrunner and someone else will review your request. 331dot (talk) 14:19, 13 September 2019 (UTC)